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SouthWestZippy | 961 comments Play Book Tag
Personal Goal-One book a month that fits the monthly tag

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January: Science
Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure
The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
The Martian
Never Let Me Go
February: Asia
March: autobiography
In Search of the Missing: Working with Search and Rescue Dogs
So That Happened: My Unexpected Life in Hollywood
We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpuncher
April: strong women
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
May: family drama
Lincoln in the Bardo
June: magical realism
July: dystopian
August: espionage
September: friendship
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
October: Canadian
November: literary fiction
The Grapes of Wrath
December: geek reads

PBT Decathlon—
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January: read something that is a tribute to our retiring administrator, Linda (Ladyslott).
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The Martian by Andy Weir
On her Read shelf-Her rating 4 stars
Read:The Martian
February: read any one of the ten books listed on your Goodreads TBR that have been there the longest.
Published September 1st, 2007 First one on my top 10 longest on TBR.
Read: Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life
March: read all three tags that were vote options (classics, autobiography, illustrated). One book can count for all three, you can read three separate books or any combination in between!
READ Autobiography-- So That Happened: My Unexpected Life in Hollywood
READ Classic-- Flowers for Algernon
READ illustrated-- The World of Pooh: The Complete Winnie-The-Pooh and The House At Pooh Corner
April: Contact me with a list of 10 titles on your TBR, and let the randomizer choose your next read!
My 10 TBR
1.Exposed: Confessions of a Wedding Photographer by Claire Lewis
2.Dying In Indian Country by Lisa Morris
3.Waiter to the Rich and Shameless by Paul Hartford
4.The Year We Disappeared by Cylin Busby and John Busby
5. It's Not My Mountain Anymore by Barbara Taylor Woodall
6.Big Top Burning by Laura A. Woollett
7.More Than Petticoats by Beverly West
8.As You Wish by Cary Elwes
9.All The Way Home by David Giffels
Chosen and READ The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
May Read one book from the Man Booker shortlists for the past 10 years! (that is 2008-2017, for those bad at math). An easy to peruse list can be found on Wikipedia. Ah, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...
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READ- Lincoln in the Bardo
June: Pick any one of the past 10 years and think about why it was special to you. Read a book that somehow evokes that special time and shares the specifics in your PBT review i.e. if you took a trip to Greece, pick a book set there.
Our Daughter got married in 2010. READ Exposed: Confessions of a Wedding Photographer: A Memoir
July Do one buddy read with a fellow PBT member and indicate in your review who you read your book with. The book does not need to fit the monthly tag (though I know there are several people reading Red Clocks) and the "buddy" you read with does not have to be competing in the Decathlon Challenge.
Read-- The Last Watchman of Old Cairo
August Read a book for the monthly tag that is recommended by a PBT member in the "Announcing the (month) thread" in the month that it is recommended.
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Recommend by Idit
READ The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
September
SEPTEMBER: Read one book that an administrator rated 5 stars and that fits the monthly tag.
You can find the admin bookshelves at:
Nicole R: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
READ The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Anita (againstthetide): https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
Cindy (LibraryCin): https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
JoLene: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...
October
For October, please answer any 10 questions from this list:
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1. If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
2. What shows are you into?
3. Where is the most relaxing place you’ve ever been?
4. What is one of your favorite smells?
5. Have you ever given to any charities?
6. What is something that your friends would consider “so you”?
7. What irrational fear do you have?
8. What makes a good life?
9. What chapters would you separate your autobiography into?
10. If your childhood had a smell, what would it be?

Listopia--read 6 or more books--Full Year Challenge -Finished
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My Favorite Memoirs
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Plan to read
1. READ September--The Mustangs
2. READ February -- 'Tis A Memoir
3. READ January-- The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death
4. READ May-- Dying in Indian Country: A Family Journey from Self-Destruction to Opposing Tribal Sovereignty
5. READ May-- Waiter to the Rich and Shameless: Confessions of a Five-Star Beverly Hills Server
6. READ July--Search Dogs and Me: One Man and His Life-Saving Dogs
7.READ MARCH-- In Search of the Missing: Working with Search and Rescue Dogs
8. READ MARCH We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpuncher
9. READ MARCH So That Happened: My Unexpected Life in Hollywood


message 2: by SouthWestZippy (last edited Dec 21, 2018 01:07PM) (new)

SouthWestZippy | 961 comments Shelfari--Goal 60 books
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1. Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure
2. The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
3. The Martian
4. Never Let Me Go
5. Why I Jumped: My True Story of Postpartum Depression, Dramatic Rescue & Return to Hope
6. The Green Mile
7. An Echo Through the Snow
8. The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death
9. Message in a Bottle
10. Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life
11. 'Tis A Memoir
12. Cabin Pressure: One Man's Desperate Attempt to Recapture His Youth as a Camp Counselor
13. Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together
14. Best Friends: The True Story of the World's Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary
15. In Search of the Missing: Working with Search and Rescue Dogs
16. So That Happened: My Unexpected Life in Hollywood
17. We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpuncher
18. Flowers for Algernon
19. Luck Be a Chicken
20. The World of Pooh: The Complete Winnie-The-Pooh and The House At Pooh Corner
21. A Dog's Way Home: A Novel
22. Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands
23. The Secret History of Wonder Woman
24. The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
25. My Funny Dad, Harry
26. The Road to Burnout
27. Waiter to the Rich and Shameless: Confessions of a Five-Star Beverly Hills Server
28. The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir
29. Lincoln in the Bardo
30. Dying in Indian Country: A Family Journey from Self-Destruction to Opposing Tribal Sovereignty
31. Exposed: Confessions of a Wedding Photographer: A Memoir
32. Search Dogs and Me: One Man and His Life-Saving
Dogs

33. The Last Watchman of Old Cairo
34. Beyond the Killing Tree: A Journey of Discovery
35. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven
36. Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero
37. The Talker: Stories
38. The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
39. The Mustangs
40. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
41. Moonlight on Linoleum: A Daughter's Memoir
42. Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files
43.The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir
44. Exploring the Unexplained
45.Legendary Route 66: A Journey Through Time Along America's Mother Road
46. Land of Enchantment
47. Life of the Party: The Remarkable Story of How Brownie Wise Built, and Lost, a Tupperware Party Empire
48. Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work
49. Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and The Greatest Show On Earth
50. Educated
51. What Do Angels Do? A Mary's Angels Story
52. The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-wise Cat
53. The Grapes of Wrath
54. The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
55. Mistletoe Cottage
56. The Bookshop of Yesterdays
57. Cricket in the Web: The 1949 Unsolved Murder That Unraveled Politics in New Mexico
58. Into the Great White Sands
59. Robin
60. Justice for Bonnie: An Alaskan Teenager's Murder and Her Mother's Tireless Crusade for the Truth


message 3: by SouthWestZippy (last edited Dec 03, 2018 07:34PM) (new)

SouthWestZippy | 961 comments Grab a Book & Play Booktivity!
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Monthly Challenges--READ
January: New To You Author
The Martian
Never Let Me Go
An Echo Through the Snow
The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death
February: Love Your Pet Day: Read a book with an animal on the cover.
Best Friends: The True Story of the World's Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary
March: This month's theme was suggested by SouthWestZippy -
Read Across America Day: Read a book set in an American state/Province.
We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpuncher-- Set in Montana and Texas
Flowers for Algernon New York, New York
A Dog's Way Home: A NovelSet in Colorado
Luck Be a ChickenSet in Georgia
April: Library Week: Read a book you got from the library
Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
The Road to Burnout
May: Mother's Day: Read a book where the main character is a mother
June: Queen Elizabeth's Birthday - Read a book with a royal character
July Blueberries, Blueberries, Blueberries - Read a book with a predominantly blue cover
August Book Lover's Day: Read a book that has been on your TBR for at least 6 months.
Put on TBR, February 12, 2016 – Shelved
Beyond the Killing Tree: A Journey of Discovery
Put on TBR, August 23, 2015 – Shelved
Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero
September Agatha Christie's Birthday: Read a book with the genre: MYSTERY
READ Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files
October Nat'l Tell a Story Day in Scotland and the U.K.
November Native American character
December Books relating to winter


message 5: by SouthWestZippy (last edited Dec 03, 2018 07:43PM) (new)

SouthWestZippy | 961 comments Biography, Autobiography, Memoir
Goal 12 books
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1. Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure
2. The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
3. Why I Jumped: My True Story of Postpartum Depression, Dramatic Rescue & Return to Hope
4. The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death
5. Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life
6. 'Tis A Memoir
7. Cabin Pressure: One Man's Desperate Attempt to Recapture His Youth as a Camp Counselor
8. Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together
9. In Search of the Missing: Working with Search and Rescue Dogs
10. So That Happened: My Unexpected Life in Hollywood
11. We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpuncher
12. Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands
13. The Secret History of Wonder Woman
14. My Funny Dad, Harry
15. The Road to Burnout
16. Waiter to the Rich and Shameless: Confessions of a Five-Star Beverly Hills Server
17. The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir
18. Exposed: Confessions of a Wedding Photographer: A Memoir
19. Search Dogs and Me: One Man and His Life-Saving Dogs
20. Beyond the Killing Tree: A Journey of Discovery
21. Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero
22. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
23. The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir
24. Land of Enchantment
25. Life of the Party: The Remarkable Story of How Brownie Wise Built, and Lost, a Tupperware Party Empire
26. Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work
27. Educated
28. The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-wise Cat
29. The Greatest Love Story Ever Told


message 6: by SouthWestZippy (last edited Dec 21, 2018 01:10PM) (new)

SouthWestZippy | 961 comments Paging All Bookworms!
Goal--20,000pages
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January
1. Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure 240 pages
2. The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum 206 pages
3. The Martian 369 pages
4. Never Let Me Go 288 pages
5. Why I Jumped: My True Story of Postpartum Depression, Dramatic Rescue & Return to Hope 240 pages
6. The Green Mile 536 pages
7. An Echo Through the Snow 370 pages
8. The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death 256 pages
Total pages 2,505

February
9. Message in a Bottle 464 pages
10. Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life 244 pages
11. 'Tis A Memoir 368 pages
12. Cabin Pressure: One Man's Desperate Attempt to Recapture His Youth as a Camp Counselor 288 pages
13. Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together 256 pages
14. Best Friends: The True Story of the World's Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary 248 pages

March
15. In Search of the Missing: Working with Search and Rescue Dogs 283 pages
16. So That Happened: My Unexpected Life in Hollywood 352 pages
17. We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpuncher 272 pages
18. Flowers for Algernon 311 pages
19. Luck Be a Chicken 342 pages
20. The World of Pooh : The Complete Winnie-The-Pooh and The House At Pooh Corner 314 pages
21. A Dog's Way Home: A Novel 336 pages

April
22. Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands 368 pages
23. The Secret History of Wonder Woman 410 pages
24. The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History 528pages
25. My Funny Dad, Harry 168 pages
26. The Road to Burnout 128 pages

May
27. Waiter to the Rich and Shameless: Confessions of a Five-Star Beverly Hills Server 83 of 256
28. The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir 329 pages
29. Lincoln in the Bardo 343 pages
30. Dying in Indian Country: A Family Journey from Self-Destruction to Opposing Tribal Sovereignty 272 pages

June
31.Exposed: Confessions of a Wedding Photographer: A Memoir 336 pages

July
32. Search Dogs and Me: One Man and His Life-Saving Dogs 262 pages
33. The Last Watchman of Old Cairo 288 pages

August
34. Beyond the Killing Tree: A Journey of Discovery 191 pages
35. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven 223 pages
36. Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero 231 pages
37. The Talker: Stories 200 pages
38. The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography 412 pages

September
39.The Mustangs 376 pages
40. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics 415 pages
41. Moonlight on Linoleum: A Daughter's Memoir 304 pages
42. Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files 418 pages
43. The Big Tiny: A Built-It-Myself Memoir 304 pages

October
44.Exploring the Unexplained 144 pages
45.Legendary Route 66: A Journey Through Time Along America's Mother Road 256 pages
46. Land of Enchantment 224pages
47. Life of the Party: The Remarkable Story of How Brownie Wise Built, and Lost, a Tupperware Party Empire 298 pages
48. Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work 258 pages

November
49. Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and The Greatest Show On Earth 176 pages
50. Educated 334 pages
51. What Do Angels Do? A Mary's Angels Story 24 pages
52. The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-wise Cat 286 pages
53. The Grapes of Wrath 464 pages


December
54. The Greatest Love Story Ever Told 288 pages
55. Mistletoe Cottage 25 of 322
56. The Bookshop of Yesterdays 368 pages
57. Cricket in the Web: The 1949 Unsolved Murder That Unraveled Politics in New Mexico 203 pages
58. Into the Great White Sands 136 pages
59. Robin 544 pages
60. Justice for Bonnie: An Alaskan Teenager's Murder and Her Mother's Tireless Crusade for the Truth 352 pages

Jan 2,505
Feb 1, 868
March 2,210
April 1,602
May 1,027
June 336
July 550
August 1,257
September 1,817
October 1,180
November 1,284
December
Total pages 15,636

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January 2018 Challenge - Winter Wonderland
1. Snow on cover
Read: An Echo Through the Snow
2. Title begins with a letter in: W I N T E R (excl a, an, the)
Read: Never Let Me Go
3. BLUE cover (at least 50%)
Read: Why I Jumped: My True Story of Postpartum Depression, Dramatic Rescue & Return to Hope
4. Authors first and last initials in S N O W F L A K E
Read: The Green Mile
5. New year: New Author (to you)
Read: The Martian

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February 2018 Challenge - A Short Month
Begins: 01Feb2018 / Ends: 28Feb2018
1. Black History Month: Read a book by an African American author, or featuring an African American main character.
Author: Denver Moore
Read Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together

2. President's Day: Read a book by an author whose first AND last initial can be found in EITHER: Abraham Lincoln -or- George Washington. (You may ignore middle initials if used.)
George Washington---GS
READ: Best Friends: The True Story of the World's Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary

3. Valentine's Day: Read a book with a heart on the cover -or- a book with a main page genre of ROMANCE.
Genre of ROMANCE
READ: Message in a Bottle

4. Only 28 days in the month: Read a book whose total number of pages includes a 2 -and- an 8, not necessarily together or in order. (e.g. 283 pg or 382 pg or 842 pg)
288 pages
READ Cabin Pressure: One Man's Desperate Attempt to Recapture His Youth as a Camp Counselor

April 2018 Challenge - BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO: 21Apr1836
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DID NOT COMPLETE IN TIME
1. Set in Texas (Should be evident on the book's main page information.)
READ-- Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands

2. Author First & Last initials in S A N J A C I N T O (You may ignore middle initials if used.)
READ-- The Road to Burnout

3. The bluebonnet is the state flower - book with a BLUE cover (post the cover image)
READ May-- Waiter to the Rich and Shameless: Confessions of a Five-Star Beverly Hills Server

4. A book whose total pages includes any two of these numbers: 1 8 3 6 (tell us the page count)
READ-- My Funny Dad, Harry168 pages

5. The Lone Star State - All letters of S T A R in title and/or subtitle (can be in any order; do not have to be together).
READ-- The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History

August challenge
1. Dog Days of Summer - Read a book with a dog on the cover READ Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero

2. Aug 12 is World Elephant Day - Read a book set in either Asia or Africa
Plan to READ Pachinko by Min Jin Lee--Did not finish.

3. Birthdays - My father, my brother and my niece all have August birthdays. Interestingly enough they all share the same middle initial, though their middle names are all different. Read a book whose authors first -or- last initial is any one of these: A E M P S (Bonus if BOTH initials)
A,S
READ The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven

4. Birthdays # 2 - My dad was born in 1921, my niece in 1995. Read a book first published between 1921 and 1995 (inclusive)
READ Pub. date 1995
Beyond the Killing Tree: A Journey of Discovery

5. State Fair - Read a book where the 1st letter of EACH title word is in STATE FAIR (Two-word minimum. All words count.)
T,T,S
READ The Talker: Stories


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